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Discover the enchanting ambience of Germany’s traditional Christmas markets, complete with a plethora of one-of-a-kind, inventive gift choices, as well as the gorgeous Rhineland in its wintry splendour.
Cruise through the world famous and dramatic Rhine Gorge before arriving in the renowned wine town of Rüdesheim and spending the afternoon wandering this charming spot. Explore Koblenz, dramatically situated at the confluence of the Rhine & Moselle Rivers, on a guided tour with free time to browse its lovely Christmas market. Discover Bonn on a guided tour of Germany’s historic former capital before arriving back in Cologne, where the rest of the day is free to discover one (or all) of its seven Christmas markets.
– Enjoy visits to 4 Christmas Markets
– Discover the historic city of Koblenz
– Free time in Cologne to explore more than 160 festive stalls
– 4nts on board a 5-star ship
– Return flights or Eurostar
– 4 visits and tours
– Full board dining
– Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
– Complimentary on-board Wi-fi
– Services of an Expert Cruise Director and concierge
– All port charges and airport taxes
– Checked luggage
Day 1 – Arrival in Cologne
Arrive at the airport for your flight to Düsseldorf or Cologne, or take the Eurostar to Brussels from London St Pancras International. On arrival, transfer by coach to your five-star cruise ship moored in historic Cologne. You’ll have plenty of time to settle in to your cabin and start exploring the ship’s facilities
Day 2 – Rhine Gorge & Rüdesheim
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and relax as the ship cruises through the scenic Rhine Gorge. After lunch, you’ll arrive in Rüdesheim for a guided tor. Wander through the towns charming Christmas Market and visit the Christmas ship, full of seasonal gifts and treats. Return to the ship for dinner.
Day 3 – Rhine Gorge & Koblenz
Spend the morning cruise back through the Rhine Gorge. Arrive in the city of Koblenz where you’ll enjoy a guided tour seeing all its historic monuments, and visit the Christmas which is one of the largest in the Rhineland.
Day 4 – Bonn & Cologne
After breakfast, take some time to learn about the fascinating city of Bonn with a guided tour of the old town’s main sights. You’ll also have some time to wander through it’s market before returning to the ship for lunch. After lunch, you’ll arrive in Cologne, where you’ll have a free afternoon to explore it’s seven different Yuletide markets before coming back on-board for dinner.
Day 5 – Return home
Transfer to the airport for your return flight or to Brussels to connect with the Eurostar service to London St Pancras International.
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Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.
UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Germany however must have a valid passport.
*All transfer times listed here are approximate
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